Ten Jupyter/IPython essentials

In this section, we will cover ten essential features of Jupyter and IPython that make them so useful for interactive computing.

Using IPython as an extended shell

Note

Unfortunately, this subsection will not work well on Windows. The goal here is to demonstrate accessing the operating system's shell from IPython. We could say that, by design, the Windows shell is much more limited than those provided by Linux and OS X. Windows favors user interactions from the graphical interface, whereas Linux and OS X inherit Unix's flexible command-line capabilities. If you want to share and distribute your notebooks, you shouldn't rely on the techniques exposed in this subsection. Rather, you should use the Python equivalents, ...

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